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FG Inaugurates Committee to Negotiate with N’Delta Avengers | Another Group Threatens to Strike Aso Rock, NASS, Others



Fighters with the Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND) raise their riffles to celebrate news of a successful operation by their colleagues against the Nigerian army in the Niger Delta on September 17, 2008. MEND has declared a full-scale "oil war" against the Nigerian authorities in response to attacks by the Nigerian military launched against the militants. "Our target is to crumble the oil installations in order to force the government to a round table to solve the problem once and for all", said Boy Loaf, leader of the militants. AFP PHOTO/PIUS UTOMI EKPEI (Photo credit should read PIUS UTOMI EKPEI/AFP/Getty Images)


The Federal Government on Monday night announced that it has set up a committee to negotiate with the militant group, Niger Delta Avengers (NDA), that has been involved in the destruction of oil installations in the Niger Delta region, PUNCH reports.

This was made known by the Minster of State for Petroleum Resources, Dr. Ibe Kachikwu in Abuja on Monday.

“The President has appointed a team led by the NSA and I serve in one of those, to begin the process of a very intensive dialogue with those caught in the middle of this. I am sure that in the ensuing one week the intensity of that dialogue will wrap up.

The NSA is going to be working with the various arms of the armed forces to descale the intensity of military intervention in the area within a week or two so that dialogue can take place. We are making contacts with everybody who is involved, the ones that we can identify, through them, the ones that we can’t identify so that there is a lot more inclusiveness in this dialogue. Our prayer is that this works so that we resort to dialogue rather than use of force,” kachikwu said.

According to Kachikwu, the Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Usani Uguru as well as selected leaders, kings and influential individuals from the Niger Delta. as well as selected leaders, kings and influential individuals from the Niger Delta were also part of the team.

Meanwhile, militants under the aegis of the Joint Niger Delta Liberation Force (JNDLF) on Monday vowed to strike some selected national formations, including Aso Villa, the National Assembly and the Central Bank of Nigeria.

A statement issued on behalf of the group by its “Commander General Duties” General Akotebe Darikoro also said that they will attack Defence Headquarters, the Directorate of State Security  (DSS) Headquarters, Police Headquarters, NNPC Towers, Supreme Court/Appeal Court and Agip Headquarters, Abuja, Shell Headquarters, Lagos, Chevron Headquarters, Lagos, Exxon Mobil, Lagos, NLNG, Lagos and Abuja offices, Kaduna refinery and all military formations in the country.

Recall that the group had last week threatened to launch six missiles by today.

“In our final meeting, it was resolved that the Nigerian communication satellite orbit should be shut down so that it will avoid the cause of electronic radiation to human lives.

We shall fire these missiles simultaneously at the night, as this will enable every Nigerian to see the movement of the missiles and equally to believe us of our seriousness on the final breakup as predicted by the United States of America (USA),” they said.

Photo Credit: PIUS UTOMI EKPEI/AFP/Getty Images


  1. Benson Ossai

    June 7, 2016 at 2:04 pm

    Anything una wan do abeg make una do God pass man.Till then,we sit down dey look.

  2. xxxx

    June 7, 2016 at 2:38 pm

    I need to form my group. Shuuuu and threaten someone well enof to draw attention.
    All these uselessness is quite unfair.

  3. Benson Ossai

    June 7, 2016 at 2:43 pm

    My advise to militant is that anything done in anger is always never done right.Drop your weapons and embrace dialogue.Don’t behave foolishly like boko boys.I believe una get sense pass them.2 I hope you guys have seen what Libya,syria yemen have become? There is never gain in going to war because there is nothing to achieve except destruction.
    Government, government, government how many times i call una,make una do better thing for country man, no be so so promises wey no hold wate,r country man no see food chop even for dustbin no food again because people sef no dey throw away food again.Abeg make una try fix economy fast fast ooh if not so many thing fit make people lose control dey behave anyhow.
    Buhari please stop shuting down what the previous administration put in place in the Niger delta.Try and build on it.Talk to this guys don’t use the word crush again abeg.If you no fit do all they are requesting try do something at least they said half bread is better than pofpof.And kuma militants make una try accept wetin govt go try do for the region because it can only get better.#pleasestopthedestructionofoilfacilitiies.Patiently waiting for the outcome of the diagloue.DOOOOOH

  4. John

    June 7, 2016 at 3:47 pm

    I laugh in ijaw
    After spitting to crush them
    Daura dullard leading from the back is afraid

  5. The girl who drinks kai kai

    June 7, 2016 at 4:09 pm

    I thought Buhari vowed to crush them?
    i laugh in Ijaw-Kwa kwa kwa hahaha!
    *long hiss*
    They need oil.

  6. me

    June 7, 2016 at 4:18 pm

    Reason America does not negotiate with Terrorists. Negotiating makes terrorism attractive.

    • lacey

      June 7, 2016 at 10:16 pm

      You must be very stupid! If you see terrorism you go know am, abi you hear say Obama go take Oil wey dey North Dakota ,give am to Washington, you hear them kidnap person and kill innocent people! Na their resources and they choose to control am!

  7. tamunotonye

    June 7, 2016 at 5:01 pm

    Niger Delta Avengers my big yellow ass! Do u guys even know what u are doing? Una dey find who go pay una money so u can be the next big boy in Rivers State abi! May Amatemeso strike u dead, all these useless individuals seeking fame in the name of Niger delta. I’m so vexed.

  8. Oke Eltrix ovie

    June 8, 2016 at 7:23 am

    The boys are doing the right thing. Buhari should leave our oil for us. There will be a time when everyone of us will take to arms in the nigerdelta. Long the people of nigerdelta! Long live the nigerdelta avengers

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